Comparing Golden Nugget Online Gaming (NASDAQ:GNOG) & Materialise (NASDAQ:MTLS)

Golden Nugget Online Gaming (NASDAQ:GNOG) and Materialise (NASDAQ:MTLS) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

14.3% of Golden Nugget Online Gaming shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 41.7% of Materialise shares are held by institutional investors. 49.4% of Golden Nugget Online Gaming shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Golden Nugget Online Gaming and Materialise, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Golden Nugget Online Gaming 0 2 1 0 2.33
Materialise 0 1 3 0 2.75

Golden Nugget Online Gaming currently has a consensus price target of $25.00, suggesting a potential upside of 17.81%. Materialise has a consensus price target of $35.25, suggesting a potential upside of 54.54%. Given Materialise’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Materialise is more favorable than Golden Nugget Online Gaming.

Profitability

This table compares Golden Nugget Online Gaming and Materialise’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Golden Nugget Online Gaming N/A -17.39% 28.37%
Materialise -1.47% 0.85% 0.38%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Golden Nugget Online Gaming and Materialise’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Golden Nugget Online Gaming $91.12 million 18.22 $25.20 million N/A N/A
Materialise $209.16 million 5.91 -$8.14 million ($0.07) -325.86

Golden Nugget Online Gaming has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Materialise.

Volatility and Risk

Golden Nugget Online Gaming has a beta of 1.32, indicating that its share price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Materialise has a beta of 0.53, indicating that its share price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Golden Nugget Online Gaming Company Profile

Golden Nugget Online Gaming, Inc. operates as an online gaming and digital sports entertainment company. It offers patrons to play their favorite casino games and bet on live-action sports events in New Jersey and Michigan. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Materialise Company Profile

Materialise NV engages in the provision of additive manufacturing software and 3D printing services. It operates through the following business segments: Materialise Software, Materialise Medical, and Materialise Manufacturing. The Materialise Software segment develops and delivers additive manufacturing software solutions and related services. The Materialise Medical segment includes medical software solutions, medical devices and other related products and services. The Materialise Manufacturing segment provides 3D printed services. The company was founded by Wilfried Vancraen on June 28, 1990 and is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium.

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